If you don’t like the new features, encounter problems, or need an app that doesn’t work in beta, you can remove the iOS 15 beta from your iPhone and revert to iOS 14. Here’s how to upgrade from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14.
This works for reverting from iOS 15 developer beta to the latest iOS 14. Before you try this, you’ll want to make sure you have a backup from iOS 14, as you cannot restore an iOS 15 backup to a device on iOS 14.
You can count on this work until the iOS 15 release date in the fall and up to a week after the official release. The only thing that will change is which version of iOS 14 you can upgrade to. Currently, you can only revert to iOS 14.7.
What Are the Challenges of Going Back to iOS 14?
If you created an archived local backup before joining the iOS 15 beta, you can easily uninstall the iOS 15 beta and restore the backup to get back to where you were before you tried the beta. If you haven’t made a backup, you can still downgrade, but you can’t restore and continue where you left off.
In most cases, downgrading from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14 comes with no major catches. While Apple doesn’t fully support downgrading from official releases, it does participate in the process.
In addition to your archived iOS 14 backup, for your complete protection, it’s a good idea to back up your phone in iOS 15 beta before starting the downgrade.
How to Downgrade from iOS 15 Beta
This guide walks you through the transition from iOS 15 beta to iOS 14.7. You cannot downgrade from iOS 14.6 because Apple does not sign older iOS software.
The action will send you back to the latest official version of iOS. You will restore your iPhone while in recovery mode. Here’s how to put your iPhone into recovery mode and downgrade to iOS 14.
- With Lightning Cable.
- Bay . This varies by device, so follow the instructions below for the model you have.
- Finder opens asking if you want to Restore. to erase iPhone
- and then start fresh or restore to an iOS 14 backup.
You will most likely need to turn off Find My iPhone for this to work. To do this, go to when prompted and enter your password.
How To Put Your iPhone Into Recovery Mode?
Instructions for docking your iPhone Recovery Mode varies from device to device. Your iPhone must be plugged into a computer for this to work. Here’s how to do this:
On a Mac running macOS Big Sur or macOS Catalina, open Finder. On a Mac with macOS Mojave or earlier, or a PC, open iTunes.
Once you see a recovery screen on your iPhone and a message to plug in your device, you can go ahead and follow the restore options on your computer. This will take you back to iOS 14.